Cactus

9 recent ratings
$$ • Mexican Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Enchiladas, Fajitas, Salad, Tacos, Tamales
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9 ratings

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121 Park Ln
Kirkland, WA 98033
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Most Recent Reviews


Overall Rating

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Cactus is always a go to space spot for me to eat. The wait staff is very knowledgeable and not only helps navigate safe items, but also is instructed to notate on the order about the allergies. Very trustworthy and love that even have seasonal favorites that are gluten free!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 week ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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I’m asking the waiter about cross contamination, he was very calm and knowledgeable as if he is asked all the time about it. I got the ancho tacos which were good. I had a little bit of an upset stomach but I don’t think it was gluten but maybe beware of eating the beans??

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Eaten here 10+ times. Most waiters are well informed, separate celiac menu. Great job IMHO.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 11 months ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Enchiladas
  • Fajitas
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Salad
  • Tacos
  • Tamales

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Wheat Allergy

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Always a solid choice for GF dinner. Good margs as well!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Wonderful food, helpful server and a free GF dessert because it was out first time there! Heads up…. Chips are made in a shared frier so they are not safe.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Great option for food in downtown Kirkland if you are celiac. I’m very sensitive and this is one of the few places in the area I feel confident eating at and knowing I will not get sick. They have a fairly extensive gf menu and in my experience the servers are very knowledgeable. Unfortunately you will need to stay away from the chips as they are cooked in oil shared with other items containing gluten. I typically get the tacos (I’ve had all the ones on the gf menu) or the chop chop salad. Just tell your server you are gf and they are happy to accommodate.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Our server helped answer any questions about the GF menu and brought me a separate bowl of GF tortillas since the chips are fried in a shared fryer. Thank you Ricky for making it a wonderful safe experience!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Wow, awesome experience and customer service. Make sure you go online and add yourself to waitlist! Didnt have you long a wait, and good that you can walk around the general Bellevue Square area. The entrance is a little hard to find. Lol, but worht the wait. Great ambience plenty of GF options. The food is excellent. It was our first time, and the server got us a free dessert which was a nice welcome surprise : - ) to end the meal.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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I’ve eaten here 2x now. They have a Gf menu and worked around my milk allergy. Had the fajitas both times-so yummy! Enough for nearly 2 meals each time. The basic coffee was good too! Didn’t get sick and I’m a sensitive Celiac.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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I ordered takeout and the host who took my order was extremely knowledgeable and accommodating. She was patient and answered all my questions. They have a separate GF menu (you can filter their online menu by dietary restriction). She gave me a heads up not to get the chips with the guacamole but that I could order a side of tortillas and assured me the kitchen would change gloves and clean the grill, though I got the green enchiladas, so that wasn’t an issue. Very delicious, clearly marked “celiac” on my meal and no issues after eating it. Great experience and will absolutely return.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The food is amazing! The service is great and on all the take out orders they say for celiac, different stove. They do so great and can answer all you questions

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Knowledgeable staff. I have eaten here many times and have only had one time when they mixed up the order. I double checked before eating it and they quickly redid the order.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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They offer a gluten free menu and the waiters are usually pretty understanding when you order gluten-free. I’ve never had an issue. However, I’m not sure it would be entirely celiac safe as I’m sure there’s some cross contamination happening in their kitchen .

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Have never gotten glutened at any Cactus location when ordering from their GF menu.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This place is the best!!! All the waiters are very knowledgeable and they have a gf menu! Although their chips are not gf the have corn tortillas you can dip in guacamole and salsa and they are amazing!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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My go to place in the Seattle area. The one is Kirkland is way better than the one in Bellevue, fyi. They will bring you fresh sliced veggies for your quac. And the tortilla soup is out of this world!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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This was incredible. The service was great, speedy food, great quality and absolutely delicious with a fair amount of options. We were thrilled and no reactions made this extra great. I intend to return.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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what an awesome find.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing staff. Good gluten free menu. The brisket tacos are good. The grilled jalapeños are worth the trip from anywhere, but be aware they are HOT. This place is a ways from home, but I will be back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Special gluten free menu and ask if celiac or not. Highly recommend!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Love Cactus. Their corn tortillas are the best every. Lots of option on the gluten free menu and staff is very knowledgeable. Don't be afraid to ask about items on the fresh sheet. My faves are the brisket tacos dinner and steak salad. Highly recommend!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Wow, amazing food!!! I highly recommend Cactus! Our server was fantastic and very friendly. The food was delicious!!!

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Excellent variety of food and drinks on the gluten free menu! The fajitas and margaritas are great! A little disappointing there are no gluten free chips, but the corn tortillas they give you instead are delicious. I have celiac & was comfortable eating there.

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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Stopped in for lunch and very pleased. Full GF menu, knowledgeable wait staff was very friendly and accommodating. Food was delicious. Will be back with the family for supper.

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Fajitas are yummy! I wish the chips were gf, but I love that they have a gf menu too! We go here often!

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very extensive - and delicious gluten free menu. Our server also warned me about the tortilla chips and brought me some non-fried corn tortillas, Very nice touch!

Updated 11 years ago read full review

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Wonderful, Gluten free menu. *Note: chips are fried in a shared kitchen fryer; thus, steer clear of chips to avoid cross contamination with gluten.

Updated 12 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Get sick every time.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Great food. Great staff. But some cross contamination. They do have a gluten free menu though. No gluten free fryer.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free

Overall Rating

Review


Got the enchiladas but i didn’t feel very safe ordering. i felt like he didn’t realize/ care what celiac was because restaurant was busy. don’t feel sick and it was reassuring to have a GF menu. would come back because i am not sick.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Symptomatic Celiac

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They had GF menu and the food was well prepared. Brought out a separate salsa and guacamole for my food which appreciated. Felt well taken care of

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
Gluten Intolerant

Overall Rating

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I eat here weekly. I order off the gf menu. The chips are not from s dedicated frier so I avoid those. I always order the crudités to go with the queso guac and salsa. Easy win here. Maybe not on parking but the food service bathrooms bar and tv all slap.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for soy-free
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended

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